Bruce reckons we’re a great bunch in Douglas
WHEN Bruce Parker set out to go fishing with some visitors last week, he knew right away something was missing – his especially bulky wallet.
With guests to entertain and enjoy time with, losing his wallet was the last thing parttime Port Douglas resident Bruce wanted to happen – filled with cards and memorabilia, the prospect of losing the wallet was ‘a nightmare’.
What followed in the next hour warmed his heart and prompted him to share his story about how his wallet, which was left behind after a pit stop at the supermarket the night before had been found by an early morning cleaner and put away for safekeeping, to be handed into the police after the worker’s shift.
Bruce described how early morning workers on Macrossan St helped him every step of the way.
“I reckon that speaks volumes. It reflects very well on Port Douglas.”
Bruce told how he retraced his steps to Coles, where workers putting up Christmas decorations pointed him in the right direction to finding the cleaner finished up work in a nearby shop, who handed over the wallet immediately.
Bruce had glowing praise for the cleaner and everyone who helped him, saying that Port Douglas is full of honest people that helped him without delay.
“I don’t think that there’s anywhere in this country that betters Port Douglas.
“It is the jewel in the crown of Queensland.”
Bruce Parker, reunited with his lost wallet